Community Events, Road Closings, & Holiday Happenings

Black History Month – Notable Feature (week 3)

Wallace Turnage     Born: 1846       Died: 1916               The story of Wallace Turnage is quite an amazing one.  As a slave at the age of seventeen in Alabama, Turnage attempted escape four times before successfully managing to walk 25 miles to an estuary, where...

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Black History Month – Notable Feature (week 2)

  Ethel Cuff Black   Born: 1890       Died: 1977   Ethel Cuff Black was an amazing soul, dedicated to the furtherance of her community and youth.  While attending Howard University, she was chairwoman of the collegiate chapter of the YWCA.  Later, along with...

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Black History Month – Notable Feature (week 1)

In celebration of Black History Month, each week in February, Cypress Hills Cemetery will be highlighting the achievements of various African American notables. James McCune Smith     Born: April 18, 1813       Died: November 17, 1865             Renowned for his...

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Meet Santa at Cypress Hills Cemetery

Meet Santa at Cypress Hills Cemetery   Join us on Saturday, December 10th from 1pm - 3pm as we get a visit from Santa Claus.  Bring the children to come celebrate the holiday season.  There will be pictures with Santa, free gifts for the children and free refreshments...

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6th Annual Veteran’s Day Event

  Cypress Hills Cemetery 6th Annual Veteran's Day Event   Join us on Friday, November 11th at 10am to honor and remember all of our veterans.   Program includes veteran speakers, musical accompaniment and a performance by Franklin K. Lane's Air Force Jr. ROTC.   Free...

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Annual Food and Clothes Drive begins tomorrow!

Cypress Hills Cemetery is pleased to announce that our Annual Food and Clothes Drive will begin Friday, July 1st and run until Wednesday, August 31st We will be collecting canned food items, boxed cereals and boxed juices, along with other non-perishables.  We will...

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Cemetery visitation closed Sunday, June 12th

Please be advised that Cemetery visitation will be closed: Sunday, June 12th, 2016 from the hours of 8am - 12pm   as we hold our 4th annual 5k race through History in honor of fallen NYPD Detective Peter Figoski.   Regular visitation will resume following the race. ...

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Black History Month – Notable feature (week 4)

Elizabeth Jennings Graham   Born: 1826                      Died: 1902   One hundred and one years prior to Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat on the bus, Elizabeth Jennings Graham fought for her right to ride on a segregated New York City streetcar and won,...

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Black History Month – Notable feature (week 3)

Eubie Blake     Born: February 7th, 1883 Died: February 12th, 1983   This week, we feature an incredible artist whose talent and musical longevity are beyond comprehension. Eubie Blake’s music focused on ragtime and early jazz culture. His prowess at the piano, as...

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Black History Month – Notable feature (week 2)

Charlotte E. Ray     Born: January 13th, 1850          Died: January 4th, 1911   Last week we featured a man who paved the way for African Americans in sports by breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. This week, we highlight another incredible pioneer...

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